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My grandparents Edward
Samuel "Sam" and Mary Rebecca (Hall) DAVIS.

Sam and Mary were born in Pawnee Co. Nebraska and Rutherford Co. Tenn. respectively. Both were born about 1875 and married in Benton Co. (maybe Washington Co.) June 23, 1896. As the photo notes, Sam was the proprietor of the Bon-Ton barber shop in Sulphur Springs sometime in the late 1890's. This photo was taken about 1897.

Contributed by Paul Davis

Joe & Hanner ELLINGTON and John & Fronna ELLINGTON

Two Garrett girls married two Ellington boys, Both families were long time residents of Benton Co. Hanner and Fronna are my Great Aunts.

Contributed by Elbert Garrett Hendrickson

Family of William E. ELLIS & Mary H. "Polly" (Price) ELLIS
Garfield, Arkansas, ca. 1890

Back: Cecil Oscar ELLIS, Jesse COX, Mary Hester (Ellis) COX, George Harley ELLIS, Lula ELLIS, Jim POE, Sarah (Ellis) POE, Della (Ellis) BROWN.
Front: John Jasper ELLIS, Baby Clarence COX, Margaret wife of John, W. E. ELLIS, Effie PASKAL, Mary H. Polly, ?, George & Eliza.
Family at extreme right: Wm. N. ELLIS, Molly Seaman ELLIS, Arthur Claude, Bessie, Toddler Ralph.

Contributed by Barbara Holman

Adin and Isabell GEORGE

A Quaker family that lived in Siloam Springs, AR in the late 1800s.

Contributed by Mike Freels

Contributed by Mike Freels
Hannon Barbershop

L to R: Ernest H. "Ernie" HANNON, Ott HANNON, Great Grandfather Henry Walker HANNON
Taken at Henry Walker's barbershop in Bentonville in 1914.

Contributed by Kathy Hughes
George Sylvester "Syl" LEE, born in Butler County, Kentucky 16 July 1835 and was murdered in Fayetteville, Arkansas on 28 October 1893.  Buried Ruddick Cemetery.  His father John Wesley LEE settled the town of Leetown, which land is now located in the Pea Ridge Civil War Park. 

Contributed by Sherry Jones

George Washington KINCHELOE

He was born in the Kincheloe Community of Benton Co., AR. He later became a teacher and preacher. He married Ada Frances LEE and settled in Blocker, OK.

Contributed by Mike Freels
lived in the Siloam Springs, AR area and was originally from the Kincheloe Community ... a descendant of Benton County Pioneer, John Kincheloe. (Joseph Doss was my Great Grandfather).

Contributed by Mike Freels
July 4, 1908
Dora AUSTIN, Polly CRAIN, Edna SMITH, Gertrude HOLLAND, Martha CRAIN

Contributed by Mike Freels
  John Wesley MOORE, a grandson of Lynn W. COWDEN, and his new wife, Brunette (Biggs) COWDEN, widow of Linn C. COWDEN, a son of Lynn W. COWDEN. This picture was taken in Erath Co. TX on the event of their marriage in 1904.

John Wesley MOORE is listed on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Benton Co. AR census. He was a son of either Katharine COWDEN or Martha COWDEN, both daughters of Lynn W. COWDEN, who appear maybe to have married the same man, Archibald MOORE.

Contributed by Lisa Hale
The PALMER Family
Folks that lived in Siloam Springs, AR

Contributed by Mike Freels
This is a picture that I received from a descendant of Marion Johson POWERS. We do know they are POWERS family members. We do not know where it was taken. It could be in either Benton County or Washington County as the family lived in both places. We believe them to be family members of the Gardner. If you have any information please contact

Romona Powers - Perkins
Two photos of POWERS family members, one taken at Hansard studio and the other at Hansard & Larrick. In the photo on the left, the girl to the far left is Ida Mae POWERS, daughter of Gardner and Julia Cannon POWERS, wife of Marshall Luther McLAIN married 1891 in Rogers.

I have no idea who the man or other woman are! In the photo on the right, the man in the middle resembles Ida Mae's half-brother Marion Johnson POWERS and Ida Mae is on the right.

Does any one recognize these people? And does anyone know when Hansard Studio went out of business....R.W. Hansard died 4 April 1894 Did his business die with him?

Contributed by Romona Powers - Perkins

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